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THE FARMER AND MECHANIC.
MiEIEINT GHOSTS, OR NO GHOSTS? Iy WADE CAIDWEU. iT'li! Best Announced For r 4-5 Elaborate Pre ir.vions Being Made peo- H ly v A f" 4 1 i. d r ' " I'ri H'l "'" ,i Feb. 20. Plans have uinched. and are now ful- r .vay. for the third and best .,rhool commencement for .,oiil.- ever held in the county, i .i. 'frosting program has been :1 covering two days, March Thursday, the day for gen-w.-i'Viz of all schools, is a gen t:mW, delivering of prizes in ; raiding, writing, reciting and " ( ontesti-., the delivery of .t ivml annual literary address, be s?i en over to orations in high grades, and high . ;.N.. debate, on query "That . up given right of suffrage." , n.-ioH bids fair to be a grand (blowing the splendid efforts My Uncle Abner is a man of much knowledge and many notions. And his notions and knowledge have got mixed in such a way as to render his beliefs rather difficult for other pie to appreciate. I said to him one night: "Uncle Ab, do you believe in ghosts?" "Certainly, certainly," he replied. "Don't you?" "No I don't," said I. "Now lool:-e here, young man," he began, "that's what I call tiyin' in the lace o j-roviuence. it's a straight up and down, flat-footed denial of the Scriptures; for the Bible speaks o' ghosts in Genesis 49 and 33, Job 10 and 18, Jeremiah' 15 and 9, Hosea 6 and 3, Matthew 27 and 50, 11 and 20, 14 and 10 no less'n seven times. "And Shakespearee, which is kind of a week-day Bible, is as gnosts as tne uaaerene was spirits. "Why, most ghost. To my is the gohst o hope leaves a DEMONSTRATORS MEETftT HICKORY Farm Improvement Experts of West in Convention March 1-4 govern! nent the MORE AMERICANS MM BE ARRESTER Carranza Charges I hat Others Have Been Active in Stin- Strife full o' of evil ' l int; made, by the one hundred ir..t teachers of this county, who i. i ir heroic worn aiong mis line, vcrl: is thoroughly organized. untold amount ot good is be- ,, for the development of boys Th ai i '" i: every thing has a notion the moonshine the dead day. Even ghost when it dies. When two fellows with motor cars are going to see a girl, and a fellow with a mule puts in, the people o' the community say, 'That follow with the long-ears ain't got a ghost of a chance.' That means not only hope is dead but even the ghost o' hope is against him." "That all sounds well enough," 1 Temperance Promoted By Three Tar Heel Secretaries o f The Navy turned from Page Five). P'.t! : lii- find it my following plain duty to recommenda- u general order be t. in substance as follows: in.! after July 1, 1914. the ? introduction, for drinking .-t s. f alcoholic liquors on .my naval vessel, or within iavy yard or station, is .ly prohiibtd. and command c !i;'.mn will be. held respon- for the enforcement of this si That Article 827, Naval Hons, 1113, be revoked or r ".i in accordance with the r:. t specified above. ' i: probable that upon certain ! .ti occasions international cj..'i'-i might render it advisable to tr..( ..r.triiy modify such a regulation: tins roMld readily be done by De I'.irfi .-jtal order. At the same time, eti.'f- Might be made to obtain an ct v.h,. M'Tuition for the entertainment ur foreign guests in a manner i would avoid the possible ap- c ot criticising their own cus ih.l regulations." M mmm m mm mm. a. rttLUKU UA Hbn NG OF ROBESON TEACHERS T- trton, Feb. 20. The largest tat! it -ring of school teachers ever held l" the county assembled here today. v: hundred and forty out of one hu: .-hod and forty-eight teachers in tin onnty were present. There were a. many visitors present, including 'i n. teachers in the county. !' meeting was in every way the rt . ' M.ccessful yet held. By unani .., . ote it was decided to hold '"an i-Ju . a-nnal rally here April ninth, at lime it is intended to have 'chool in the county present. t Lumborton occurred today 1 -iic o'clock, when the safe in IMiaul's office over the Pope - -tru was robbed wrhile he was )' -nT. He left the outer door of fc unlocked. After an absence 'r? v'-fivp. miniitfu V rtiirnAfl tn e inside of the safe wrecked K i'ers scattered over the floor. t rod five feet long had been 5 for breaking inside compart . which were ruined. There was "iiey in the safe, but a large 'tbook containing several notes I'tluT important papers were Tonight no clue had been ob- i as to the guilty party. Wesley McCallum, colored, nenr Rowland, was arrested Uy and broucht here to iail sith shoting and killing his 'Va-sday afternoon. He claims ''it shootinp. whlrh win done shotgun, was accidental, but who lived two and a half titer being shot, declared that N'i- t her on purpose while they 'T.g.xgPd in quarreling. t Dr. hi ii f't : f an Dint: At I'.s " I'-, . .' I'D,' tV;. . .! ii i r.-.-;,l,v Ch.,r. V it '', li. .11 V.,;. l.i- 1m 4 J ! I- 11. Summer, of (loffstown. ' a.s an old clock, which is in ' 'stoi.e case, with dots for the i:s 'tni r.o numerals. The case about 14 inches high. The v peculiar, having double M"iaei,t with a .straight verge and Kd fork, a heavy marine bal--rul will run in any position. It p than a century old. it, son . ky. M. Camden, a turfman of and a candidate for Gov- -itertalned 40.000 guests at a at his linnif Tlir wpre w-trej sheep and 75 beeves. protested. "But it don't make me be lieve in ghosts." "How come it don't?" "Because T ain't never seen one." "You believe a lot of things you ain't never seen. You aint never seer the wind, nor a current of lectricity, and maybe not the girl you're going to marry, nor your own brains. Yet you believe all these things exist though in the latter case you may be mistaken." And Jerry Slopped Preaching. "Ghosts, when examined," I con tended, "generally turn out like the one that rode Jerry Cox through the slough. One pitch-dark night Cicero Dinkin was crossing a fot-log over a slough down by the river. Just as he started across he heard Jerry Cox, who was a preacher, coming down to ward the slough from the other way preaching as he came. Near the mid dle of the slough, and close to the foot-log, stood a large gum. When Cicero got to this gum he stepped off behind it and waited for Jerry. And, just as the latter passed the gum Cic ero struck him across the back with a small walkin-cane. Jerry yelled, 'Hell and damn-nation' and lit about twenty feet out into the slough. lie never stopped running until he got home, where he told his old lady that a erhost had rode him through the - - slough." "All trades have their tricks." com mented Uncle Abner; "and that was a trick on the trade of ghosts. "But if ghosts aint ghosts," he con tinued, "what makes you walk so hasty and light-footed when passing a place ghosts are likely to be seen? Yes and if a cricket was to chirp on such an occasion when you got home you'd say you heard a lion roar down the road. I expect you're kinder like the atheist wrho contended there wern't no hell, yet kept praying a lit tle on the sly in fear there might be after all. Yes, sir, ee, when in good company and the sun is shining some fellows can talk mighty brave 'bout not believing in ghosts. But when passing a graveyard on a dark night it's rather hard to tell the disbeliev ers from the believers. "Yes indeed, ghosts are not only ghosts, but they have so much of a personality some of the characteris tics are down in the records, and dogs can even run their tracks. Most any old hunter will tell you that on cer tain times of the moon it aint hardly worth while going into tne woous at night, dogs run ghosts so bad. "And I can prove to you by a dozen men in this community, men who are members of the church and who aint never been in jail for retailin', that one fall all the dogs in this settle ment like to have run themselves to death running ghosts. In a great big pack here they'd go just hard as they could clip it, straight from one grave yard to another, then up and down the road nearly all night long. "Yet you contend there aint no ghosts? Next you'll be contending you aint had no parents, but like a pumDkin, just growed. "Well, just you keep on contending. and keep on travelin' by day and oy night and sooner or later your sins will find you out. Yes, the ghosts are going to make it so warm for you for denyin them that you'll about wish your grandmother had never been born. "To my notion, 'bout the only apol ogy a good many people have for livin' is the hope of leavin a tolerably hon est ghost behind them. "In truth, a good healthy ghost is a valuable asset to any slow going community: It makes life interesting. And it occasionally makes people let out more activity than they thought they had on hands." Then I asked him if he thought it would rain the next day; and he said to his notion it might, and it might not. !v -'ifci to -The Neva Hickory, Feb. 20. The farm demonstration agents for western district of North Carolina. which includes Guilford county and all counties west of that county to the Tennessee line, will Yiold a district meeting here March 1 to 4. inclusive. Mr. K. S. Millsaps of Statesville, was here this week perfecting arrange ments for the holding of the meeting. The headquarters of the agents will be held in the chamber of commerce rooms. The first meeting on Monday night, March 1, will be an informal one. Severe! speeches, including an address of welcome, will be made, and the meeting will not be devoted so much to farming. During the progress of the sessions demonstrations of the use. of the anti-hog cholera serum will be given by competent persons and prom inent speakers are on the program which win De nigniy instructive to any farmer attending. The county agents of farm demon strauon now at work m the western district and who will probablv all be present at the meeting are E. II. An derson, Guilford; F. S. Walker, Rock ingham; Bruce Anderson, Forsyth; J. C. Dobbins, Yadkin; Wm. I. Holt. Stokes; G. M. Goforth, Caldwell; W R. Bailey. McDowell: J. B. Steele. Da vidson; E. L,. Perkins, Henderson; W. B. Crumpton, Rowan; A. L. Siler, Ma con; R. W. Graeber, Mecklenburg; A. G. Hendren, Wilkes; II. KL Foster, Ca- tawoa; R. M. Gidney, Cleveland; J. W. Johnson, Surry; G. K. Dull, Ire dell; B. P. Folk, Gaston; R. D. Good man, Cabarrus; F. K. Patton, Yancey; J. R. Sams, Madison; F. D. Bowc'.itch. Mitchell; Trios. L. Brown, Haywood; K. D. Weaver, Buncombe. These men in 1914 worked a total Ios Ar.gelt-s. Cal dictment of Harry aire son-in-law t.i ray Otis. own-r Feb. 20 -Chandier. General of the Los -The in-milliiMi- Harrison Angeles Times, on the eharr of b:ivtiir mi. couraged a revolutionary movement against Lower California. brought statements todav from acents of - nustiano Carrana. the Constitution alist leader in Mexico, that promi nent men in various parts; of the Uni ted States probably would be arrested on similar charges. The indictment of Chandler. Walter Bowker. manager of a great ranch oi the, California-Mexican border. ana five other persons by a federal grand jury, was only the beginning of tin results of an investigation by the Uni ted States government, it was asserted by Department of Justice agents. The grand jury here, it was stated, would continue its investigation of an alleged plot to set up a new govern ment in lower California, working on information secured by six govern ment agents who have been here sev eral weeks. This information was first pointed out by agents of General Carranza. whose representative here. Roberto . Pesquiera, said it was con clusive in showing that the alleged conspiracy was Nation -wide and had for its object not only the overthrow of present authorities in lower Cali fornia, but the overthrow of Carranza throughout Mexico and setting up some other Mexican leader more amenable to the wishes of Americans who are heavily interested in the Southern republic. of 6.73:1 days, made 19,979 visits to farmers, traveled by team 69,087 miles, by rail 2 3,101 miles, visited 5 CO schools, talked to 20,158 school child ren, held 49! 't public meetings, speak ing to 31.3S4 farmers and wrote 9,153 letters. E. S. Millsaps, the district agent, received during 1914 2,539 letters, forwarded 3,037 letters, made S6 vis its to agents, traveled by rail 13,647 miles, traveled by team 1,157 miles, held 70 public meetings spoke to 9,8 32 persons. These figures represent merely the physical work of the men engaged in farm demonstration work in the west ern district. According to Mr. Mill saps, the results obtained are too big for a short report and that during the seven years of demonstration work in the State the results have amounted to almost a revolution in agriculture. He says the yield of corn has in creased more than 20,000,000 bushels wheat over 2,000,000 bushels, and cot ton more than 500,000 bales. All oth er crops have increased in the same proportion. He goes on further to sayr that when this work was started a farm house screened from flies was an exception now the unscreened house is the ex ception. At the beginning of the work only a few counties were doing im proved road work now it is a mighty poor county that is not doing some good road work. The change in school work has been remarkable and along every line of rural improvement the farm demon strators have been active promoters. Perhaps every creamery in the State has started since this work began. Mr. Millsaps is very enthusiastic over the work. He says that although the agricultural awakening has been marvelous, it is really just beginning and that when the State has an even one hundred demonstrators still great er results will be accomplished. DELAWARE ROBBER BACK IN THE TOILS AFTER LONG CHASE (Special to The e v. anc. Ohscrer.) Kinston, Feb. 20.: "Catch me if "ou can," was the message Cornelius the attorney Dover about "could." In home of on in Delaware. Street, in Chicago, sent general of Delaware at six weeks ago. The attorney general 1913. Street robbed the of the wealthy Duponts He was sentenced to ten years. On the night of November ninth, while convicts at the State penitentiary were in chapel, he slipped out of place and wrent to the work shops, climbed into the dome of the four story building and burned a hole through the metal roof with a blow torch. Then he let himself down the. entire distance of about eighty feet with a rope. Free, he immediately burglarized the home of another Do pont. Then he traveled over many States, and thought he had thrown his pursuers off the track. Street, who is an adept second story man, spent a few days pros pecting in this section recently. De tective David Wardle walked into him on a Norfolk Southern train. War die's long quest was ended. Street arrived back in Delaware penitentiary today. HONEYMOON' A LA HOBO. Sweden in 1912 produced glassware valued at 3.312,n2P. CANAIi NEARJLY DREDGED. Taylor's Creek Waterway Will Soon Be Finished. (Special to The Nai sno Obserrer.) New Bern, Feb. 20. United States Engineer H. T. Paterson has recently been down to Beaufort to look over the work of dredging Taylor's Creek which is now in progress in that sec tion. This work is being done oy tne Sun Dredging and Construction Com pany, of Philadelphia, Pa., and they are making such rapid progress in it tiiat it is hoped the canal will be in readiness for opening by April 10th. The opening up of this canal will prove of real advantage and worth to Beaufort at it will give the inhab itants of the section east of there a better water route by which to reach the town. Heretofore they have been compelled to use a very exposed and at times dangerous route to get to Beaufort. When the work of dredg- . 1 1 T i. - J ing tne creeK nas ueeu comyieicu the dredges will be brought back to Beaufort harbor and conclude the work of filling in Front street which will be graded and shelled, making it. one of the prettiest streets to be found in that county. Tramp in Fight Defending His Bride. Dressed as a Bo. (Ashtabula (Ohio) Dispatch to New York Herald.) The police took William Burn, 21 years old, and his bride, 20 year old, from the blind baggage of an ex press train on which the girl, dressed as a man, was trying to get back to Niagara Falls from Cleveland, where they had gone "broke." The discovery was due to a fight in which Burn engaged three tramps on the train in an effort to protect hi bride from them. Police saw the bat tle and dragged the Quintet from the train at the New York Central station here. The couple were married three weeks ago in Niagara Falls, their home. Burn had $34, but no work. They went to Erie. Pa., where he spent his money seeking work in vain. Then the girl pawned her jewelry for money to go to Cleveland, where Burn again sought work, but failed Burn, desperate, traded his over coat for a pair of trousers, cut his bride's hair, dressed her in the trou sers, and they boarded a fast train bound for Buffalo. Ashtabula citizens raised enough money to send them home. The inmates of the Hamburg pris ons, of their own motion, let the pris on authorities know that they were willing to give up pait of their wage? for the benefit of the Red Cross and other relief associations. At the same time they gave out of their payment for work done in -tne prison rrom & to SO marks each. ti t I- i - V. 1 s i I . If.... ' i : r i i 1 Hi